MixedBooklistMuch like the X-Men comics, Proehl masterfully uses science fiction as a lens to examine social inequality and human evil; readers will find it hard to believe that they’re not actually looking into the near future.
PositiveBooklistTurnbull artfully incorporates the history of slavery and colonialism on the U.S. Virgin Islands into the story, imagining that history’s legacy on a future in which it’s hard to differentiate between the cruel nature of man and alien. The Lesson is an impressive first book that takes a classic science fiction archetype and makes it feel new.
PositiveBooklist\"While his anxiety is often crippling, Fink has channeled that fear into writing some of the most engrossing supernatural stories out there today. Readers who cope with a similar disposition are sure to identify with the book’s two main characters, Alice and Keisha, who navigate their own anxieties in an exceptionally terrifying atmosphere ... The travelers in all of us are sure to enjoy this road trip of a book, even if it means getting lost along the way.\
PositiveBooklistFans of postapocalyptic settings, deranged characters, and mind-bending storytelling will love this Alice in Wonderland–esque joyride of a book. Singh moves the story so quickly that it should come with a whiplash warning.
RaveBooklistFans of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein won’t be able to help but fall headfirst into this exceedingly creative fusion of the two classic novels’ worlds ... Even the most morbidly curious will not be disappointed.